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Copper Selenide Nanosnakes: Bovine Serum Albumin-Assisted Room Temperature Controllable Synthesis and Characterization

Huang, Peng and Kong, Yifei and Li, Zhiming and Gao, Feng and Cui, Daxiang (2010) Copper Selenide Nanosnakes: Bovine Serum Albumin-Assisted Room Temperature Controllable Synthesis and Characterization. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 5 (6). pp. 949-956. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)

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Abstract

Herein we firstly reported a simple, environment-friendly, controllable synthetic method of CuSe nanosnakes at room temperature using copper salts and sodium selenosulfate as the reactants, and bovine serum albumin (BSA) as foaming agent. As the amounts of selenide ions (Se2−) released from Na2SeSO3 in the solution increased, the cubic and snake-like CuSe nanostructures were formed gradually, the cubic nanostructures were captured by the CuSe nanosnakes, the CuSe nanosnakes grew wider and longer as the reaction time increased. Finally, the cubic CuSe nanostructures were completely replaced by BSA–CuSe nanosnakes. The prepared BSA–CuSe nanosnakes exhibited enhanced biocompatibility than the CuSe nanocrystals, which highly suggest that as-prepared BSA–CuSe nanosnakes have great potentials in applications such as biomedical engineering. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9587-0) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:9285
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:03 Jun 2010 14:13
Last Modified:03 Jun 2010 14:13

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